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The Resource Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Label
Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights
Title
Beating hearts
Title remainder
abortion and animal rights
Statement of responsibility
Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements. Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, but forcing a woman to carry a child to term is problematic as a form of gender-based exploitation. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other." -- publisher's information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
K247.6
LC item number
.C65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical perspectives on animals : theory, culture, science, and law
Label
Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Violence
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Ethics
  • Sentience or species?
  • The necessity defense
  • Reproductive servitude
  • Death versus suffering
  • Movements
  • Strategy
  • Graphic Images
Control code
ocn913573147
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780231175142
Lccn
2015026814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913573147
Label
Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Violence
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Ethics
  • Sentience or species?
  • The necessity defense
  • Reproductive servitude
  • Death versus suffering
  • Movements
  • Strategy
  • Graphic Images
Control code
ocn913573147
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780231175142
Lccn
2015026814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913573147

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